Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,540 3.2 % $38.66 $80,400 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.66 $32.33 $38.86 $45.59 $52.36
Annual Wage (2) $53,370 $67,250 $80,840 $94,830 $108,900


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,070 1.80 $38.68 $80,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,300 0.02 $36.01 $74,900
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.79 $39.29 $81,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 810 0.04 $41.53 $86,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 810 0.04 $42.00 $87,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,070 1.80 $38.68 $80,450
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.79 $39.29 $81,720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 50 0.05 $33.14 $68,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 810 0.04 $42.00 $87,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 810 0.04 $41.53 $86,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $49.72 $103,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 810 0.04 $42.00 $87,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 810 0.04 $41.53 $86,390
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $41.16 $85,610
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.79 $39.29 $81,720


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,260 0.08 0.97 $41.85 $87,040
Pennsylvania 810 0.14 1.70 $34.38 $71,500
Ohio 740 0.14 1.68 $35.57 $73,990
Texas 720 0.06 0.74 $33.66 $70,010
Illinois 620 0.11 1.28 $38.69 $80,470



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 360 0.50 6.01 $38.95 $81,010
Delaware 140 0.31 3.74 (8) (8)
Alabama 400 0.21 2.56 $39.41 $81,980
Wyoming 50 0.19 2.22 $45.80 $95,270
Idaho 120 0.19 2.28 $40.35 $83,930



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 390 0.13 1.57 $47.88 $99,580
Wyoming 50 0.19 2.22 $45.80 $95,270
North Dakota 40 0.08 1.00 $45.11 $93,840
Massachusetts 270 0.08 0.94 $44.83 $93,250
Oregon 280 0.16 1.95 $43.83 $91,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 380 0.40 4.76 $30.52 $63,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 1.08 $40.95 $85,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.04 0.46 $43.93 $91,380
Pittsburgh, PA 230 0.20 2.43 $32.22 $67,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 220 0.09 1.05 $37.81 $78,650
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 4.97 $43.52 $90,520
Richmond, VA 210 0.33 3.98 $39.05 $81,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.15 1.81 $38.78 $80,660
Akron, OH 190 0.58 6.90 $35.42 $73,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.17 2.01 $47.04 $97,850



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Akron, OH 190 0.58 6.90 $35.42 $73,670
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 4.97 $43.52 $90,520
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 380 0.40 4.76 $30.52 $63,480
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.34 4.04 (8) (8)
Richmond, VA 210 0.33 3.98 $39.05 $81,220
Montgomery, AL 50 0.31 3.69 $31.72 $65,970
Boise City, ID 70 0.24 2.92 $44.26 $92,070
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.23 2.80 $52.74 $109,690
Pittsburgh, PA 230 0.20 2.43 $32.22 $67,020
Canton-Massillon, OH 30 0.19 2.24 $36.23 $75,360



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.23 2.80 $52.74 $109,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.72 $49.59 $103,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.17 2.01 $47.04 $97,850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.04 0.52 $46.42 $96,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 1.48 $44.62 $92,810
Boise City, ID 70 0.24 2.92 $44.26 $92,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.04 0.46 $43.93 $91,380
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 4.97 $43.52 $90,520
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.07 0.79 $43.11 $89,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 0.29 $43.07 $89,580

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.32 15.72 $40.04 $83,280
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 8.43 $39.78 $82,740
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 5.18 $32.81 $68,230
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 11.94 $46.33 $96,360
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 11.24 $44.46 $92,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.32 15.72 $40.04 $83,280
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 11.94 $46.33 $96,360
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 11.24 $44.46 $92,490
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 8.43 $39.78 $82,740
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 5.18 $32.81 $68,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 11.94 $46.33 $96,360
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 11.24 $44.46 $92,490
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.19 $41.03 $85,350
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.32 15.72 $40.04 $83,280
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 8.43 $39.78 $82,740


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016